Re: Re: Smithfield Wasteland
Think Burke is over-stating the problem cause by the horse-fair.
I lived around that area for a few years, and it was not a huge problem (one saturday a fortnight I think).
Other than the horse manure deposited it was not really a problem…in fact it was one of the few days you had any life in the area – there were tourists taking photographs, etc.
There was a bit of a skanger element of hangers-on, but it was not that bad..I didn’t feel threatened anyway- there was always plenty of coppers about.
it is the sort of thing there would be loads of nostalgia about 20 years after it going.